• Promoting

  • Promoting local and regional self-government and the institutional reinforcement of local governments in the region

Bringing Together
  • Bringing Together

  • Bringing together local officials and policy makers to strengthen the feeling of sharing a common Mediterranean destiny

Developing and enhancing
  • Developing and enhancing

  • Developing and enhancing the role of local institutions in the formulation, management and leadership of development and solidarity policies the closest to the citizens

Providing information
  • Providing information

  • Providing information on available initiatives and mechanisms for local and regional development


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After the FALRM in Tangier


The 4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean was held in Tangier on 30th November 2016, chaired by Mr. Boudra, Mayor of Al Hoceima and president of the Political Council of the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG and by Mr. Roatta, Deputy Mayor of Marseille representing the presidency of the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG.

Mr. Abdellaoui, Mayor of Tangier opened the Forum organised in a tighter format  and with territial diplomacy as main theme. Thirty elected representatives from Algeria, France, Italia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey reminded common values they were sharing  in particular those written in the Charter in favour of democratic governance. They advocated for a strong and open diplomacy carried by local and regional governments and with clear concrete goals in favour of populations.

Ils ont plaidé pour que les gouvernements locaux et régionaux portent une diplomatie ouverte, active et ayant des objectifs concrets clairs qui servent les populations. Emergencies are numerous and expectations are great.

Participants also reacted to recommendations from the Workshops of Sousse held on 22 & 23 September about territorial development and youth inclusion in the local life.

Proposals for a better reception of migrants in cities that are being elaborated in the frame of the MC2CM european project have also been discussed.

The Anna Lindh Foundation proposed two possibilities of cooperation to the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG.

The Forum was also the opportunity to take stock of 10 years of  the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG : 2006-2016-commed (in French).

Proceedings of the Workshops of Sousse and of the Forum of Tangier will be available on 2017.


22 Feb 2017
  • 8th ARLEM Plenary Session

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18 Apr 2017
  • UCLG Executive Bureau 2017

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22 May 2017